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China's New Star-Fish Airport is Twice the Size of Heathrow

China's New Star-Fish Airport is Twice the Size of Heathrow
The airport is located in Qingdao, a coastal city of skyscrapers and beautiful beaches, Photo Credit: Shutterstock
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The airport is also being called a Sponge Airport as it is designed to absorb and store excess rainwater

Trinetra Paul
July 26 , 2020
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A major boost to the Chinese tourism industry is ready to roll out. An architectural marvel, the star-fish shaped airport is located in Qingdao, a coastal city of skyscrapers, beautiful beaches and also the headquarters of the renowned Tsingtao Brewery.

The project was completed over five years and the construction was wrapped up in June this year. But due to the current pandemic situation, no official opening date has been announced yet. Located almost 39 km away from the Qingdao city, the new airport will replace the existing Qingdao Liuting International Airport. 

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Built at an estimated cost of $5.8 billion, the airport shall increase air traffic into the province by multiple fold.

This new aviation facility is spread over an area of 3066 ha, which is twice the size of Heathrow Airport in London.

This is also the first 4F class airport in the city which means the facility is capable of accommodating the largest commercial aircrafts in the world such as A380s and Boeing 787s. The best part? The airport is also being called a Sponge Airport as it is designed to absorb and store excess rainwater. The stored water can be recycled and reused later.


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